Set up and run shortcuts from a widget on iPhone or iPad
Widgets show you current information from your favourite apps at a glance. You can run shortcuts from the Shortcuts widget or from the Siri Suggestions widget on the Home Screen of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
Add the Shortcuts widget to the Home Screen
On your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold the background of the Home Screen until the apps begin to jiggle.
Tap at the top of the screen to open the widget gallery.
Scroll down, then tap Shortcuts.
Swipe to choose a widget size.
Tap Add Widget, then tap Done.
The Shortcuts widget appears on your Home Screen.
Set which shortcuts appear in the Shortcuts widget
The small Shortcuts widget displays a single shortcut of your choice. The other Shortcuts widgets display the first widgets in one of your shortcuts collections.
On the Home Screen of your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold the Shortcuts widget.
Tap Edit Widget.
Do one of the following:
Set which shortcut appears in the small widget: Tap Choose, tap a shortcut, then tap outside of the widget.
Set which shortcuts collection appears in the larger widgets: Tap Folder, choose a folder, then tap outside of the widget. To change the order in which the shortcuts appear in the widget, see Reorder shortcuts on iPhone or iPad.
Note: Folders are organising containers that hold related shortcuts. For information on creating and using folders in Shortcuts, see Organise shortcuts in folders on iPhone or iPad.
Run a shortcut from a widget
In the Shortcuts widget or Siri Suggestions widget on the Home Screen of your iOS or iPadOS device, tap a shortcut.
The shortcut begins and the widget button displays a progress indicator as the actions advance. To cancel the shortcut, tap .
If a shortcut has an action that can’t be completed in the widget, the Shortcuts app automatically opens. If an action requires additional data, the shortcut pauses, allowing you to enter the necessary data. For more information on which shortcuts work well in the widget (without opening the Shortcuts app), see About actions in complicated shortcuts.
Remove the Shortcuts widget or Siri Suggestions widget
On your iOS or iPadOS device, touch and hold the widget on the Home Screen.
Tap Remove Widget, then tap Remove.